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922 G PLACE, N.W.


MARCH 7, 1947

At 7:30 P.M. on Monday, March 31st in the Congressional Room at the [[underlined]]Statler Hotel[[/underlined]], the first anniversary of [[underlined]]Americans All Radio Program[[/underlined]] will be held.

For this occasion we have invited the President of the United States to speak. Several members of [[underlined]]Congress[[/underlined]] have already indicated that they will attend. Other expected guests include representation from [[underlined]]Hollywood[[/underlined]], high Government officials and persons from [[underlined]]various countries[[/underlined]] throughout the world. (Movie star [[underlined]] Gene Kelly, Senator Arthur Capper[[/underlined]] and another member of Congress spoke at one of the Institute banquets last year.) Plans are also underway to have the program broadcast.

Among features of this affair will be an [[underlined]]attractive musical program[[/underlined]] and the awarding of [[underlined]]plaques[[/underlined]] to outstanding individuals throughout the country. Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson has consented to serve as chairman during the occasion.

To insure reservations for this elaborate affair, [[underlined]] an early reply[[/underlined]] is absolutely necessary. Each reservation for the banquet is only $5.50 per plate. Checks should be made out to Tomlinson D. Todd. These and other remittances should be sent to the address appearing at the top of this sheet.

It is interesting to note that, in spite of the lateness of the hour, (11:15 to 11:45 P.M. on Sundays over Station WWDC) Americans All radio programs have attracted a large listening audience. The reason for this is the high calibre of the broadcasts.

Participants on these radio programs have been secured by the Institute on Race Relations.

Among those who have spoken on Americans All broadcasts were several members from both Houses of Congress, an Assistant Superintendant of D.C. Schools, civic, religious, labor and educational leaders including several college presidents.

Included among groups that have supplied the music for our programs were the glee clubs from American University, Howard University, Minor Teachers College and Wilson Teachers College. Other groups include the choir of the church attended by President Truman and the internationally known Caisson Choir.

Sincerely yours,
[[signature]]Tomlinson D. Todd[[/signature]]
Tomlinson D. Todd, President
Institute On Race Relations and Director
of Americans All Radio Program
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